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Every GUI Programmer's Dream...

GUIProgrammerDream.png

 

...the ability to bulk-create References, Local Variables, Property Nodes...

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Knight of NI

Hmmmm.

 

 

 

Oh, and hmmmm.


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tst, you are the man. Really. (Good grief, and you introduced that like 4 months ago! This "idea of mine" is not a copy, but it's obviously not original) I want to see this feature adopted into the LV base package. (I have not yet even tried JKIRCF, but the reasons to do so are continually more compelling.)
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If you bulk create Local Variables, a dialog box should pop up and say "Squid!"

Richard






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I KNEW IT! Someone would say it. It took longer than I expected (7 hours into the workday Central Time), but Broken Arrow is dissing the locals. What a ham.

 

ADMITTEDLY... I almost left locals out of the idea, but left them in just for "completeness" of the idea. I don't think I would ever bulk-create locals, and if I do, only once for every 100 times I would bulk create a ref or PN.

 

SO.... I really want this idea to get implemented, but it would not hurt my feelings 0.125bytes if Locals don't make it into the bulk-create feature.

 

 

Message Edited by JackDunaway (mechelecengr) on 10-26-2009 05:03 PM
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Yes a nice ask.

 

And @broken arrow

 

That would be nice lol!!!

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It's very easy to implement with VI Scripting btw.
Example Gatekeeper

I wrote a Quick Drop Keyboard Shortcut for this recently.  Allows you to bulk create references, locals, property nodes, invoke nodes, constants, controls, or indicators...basically anything in the right-click > Create menu.  You can get it here.

 

-D

 

P.S. - It's equally handy for just creating a single instance of the desired object.  I find I can type Ctrl-Space > ref > Ctrl-A faster than right-click > Create > Reference.

Message Edited by Darren on 10-27-2009 11:20 AM
DNatt, LV R&D
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And again darren has done this already. Wonder how this guy is some 10 steps ahead.......... :smileyvery-happy:

 

 

and by the way can you attach it for lv 8.0?

Member

FWIW this is also possible with LabVIEW Speak  as a voice command "Create Reference" on the selected objects.

 

You can see it in action in the first QEC plugin pack video around minute 4 

 

 

Message Edited by NJKirchner on 12-07-2009 07:28 PM
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I think this is a bad idea.  The use of local variables should be very limited.  They should not be created in bulk.

Herrlin

Just trying to spread the LabVIEW love.